|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos|
July 2, 2013
Previously, on Dimensional Chaos, Knuckles, Wechnia, Cream (with Cheese and Chocola), and EG-005/Silvra traveled in the direction of the Celestial Emerald’s shrine after Dr. Robotnik pinpointed its location on radar. When they got there, they eventually came across the Ringstar Island guardian, Luna, who had a bone to pick with the group. Having believed Dr. Nega’s lies about them being after her emeralds and trying to cause devastation and ruin to the Lunar Dimension, Luna was determined to stop them at all costs. Shortly afterwards, she and Knuckles engaged one another in a fierce battle, with the latter eventually coming out on top.
When the battle concluded, Knuckles and company asked Luna to explain herself, in which she did. After explaining her side of the story, they informed Luna that Nega had been manipulating her all along. This caused her to have a sudden flashback of what happened prior to the search for the Elemental Emeralds, where Volcana was trying to tell everyone about the deranged doctor’s true intentions. After coming to this realization, she was lured over to the heroes’ side. Joined by Rouge the Bat, they’ve all taken it upon themselves to hunt down the emeralds before Nega manages to get ahold of them.
Meanwhile, at the Mushroom Valley Zone, the Lightning Goddess, EG-003/Shock and the Thunder Goddess, PG-003/Electra began their race for the Thunder Emerald. As Sonic and company watched the race, they had to deal with another squadron of Cyber Sonics, which were initially sent by Dr. Nega to assist Electra in her search for the emerald. Eventually, after a close race, Shock managed to triumph in the end, and Electra relinquished the Thunder Emerald to the group, as promised.
Elsewhere, at the Astral Ruins, Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, Tikal the Echidna, and EG-002/Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves were on the hunt for the Flora Emerald that Dr. Robotnik detected on radar. They proceeded through the ruins until they came across the Flora Goddess, PG-002/Woodra, along with another squadron of Cyber Sonics. Shortly after meeting, Woodra challenged her counterpart to a fight, but not before sending the Cyber Sonics to attack the others.
Now, the questions remain… Will Seedra have what it takes to defeat Woodra and/or claim the Flora Emerald? Will Luna, along with Knuckles and the others, be able to warn the Parallel Goddesses about Nega’s scheme? What about Metal Sonic Version 3.0? Will he be able to summon the strength to defeat the “technologically advanced” Metal Sonic 4.0, who’s currently on his way to dispose of him? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s base…
Beedroid: WHEEEEEE! *Spins around in a chair*
Nega Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*
Beedroid: THIS IS REALLY, REALLY FUUUUNNNN!
*That ends up going on for a while*
Nega Robotnik: Beedroid, do you mind!? I’m trying to concentrate on my work!
Beedroid: Hee hee, sorry. It’s just that I happen to be bored…really, REALLY bored.
Get it, “bee bored”? *Snickers*
Nega Robotnik: Um, yes, that’s…very nice.
Beedroid: *Flies over to a remote control device and picks it up* Hey, what does this button do?
Nega Robotnik: Hey, wait a minute, no! Don’t touch that!
Beedroid: Why not?
Nega Robotnik: *Snatches it* This is the remote control switch that I’ve designed for PG-005. I’d rather she not be switched on, until all of the Elemental Emeralds have been found! That way, I’ll be able to transfer their power to her. Without those elemental powers, she’s practically useless!
Beedroid: “Pee-Jee-Double-Oh-Five”? What kinda name is THAT?
Nega Robotnik: …It’s an experimental codename. The “PG” stands for “Parallel Goddess”, while the “005” represents her production number, meaning that she’s the fifth of my Goddess creations. Unlike all the others, I haven’t been very successful in thinking of a name for her. The others were quite simple, since their names related to the one specific element that they’re in control of. PG-005, on the other hand, controls a multitude of different elements, and I can’t seem to think of a name that would possibly be fitting for them all.
Mechadile: Well, in that case, why not name ‘er aftah ‘er color scheme, or somethin’?
Nega Robotnik: I just may take that into consideration. Hmm…
Nega Robotnik: Alright, so the names we’ve thought of so far come down to “Goldina” and “Goldra”. Let’s all have a show of hands for those who are in favor of “Goldina”.
*None of them raises their hands*
Nega Robotnik: I see, I see. Well, I suppose that only leaves “Goldra” now. Let’s have a show of hands for those who are in favor of that one.
*They all raise their hands*
Nega Robotnik: Yes, I think that’ll do just nicely! Now, about her title… What do you think of “the Goddess of All Elements”? Are there any objections to this?
Mechidna: I don’t have a problem with it.
Mechameleon: I have no objection to it, either.
Mechadile: Neitha do I.
Beedroid: Me neither!
Armordillo: Yeah, I guess that’ll do.
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Alright, then it’s settled! As of now, PG-005 shown be known as “Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements”!
Mechidna: Have you thought of a name for the Green Hedgehog Project yet?
Nega Robotnik: Not as of yet, but I’ll be sure to cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, all I need to do now is play the waiting game, until Luna leads me to the rest of those emeralds. Once they’re in my possession, I’ll transfer their powers over to Goldra. Once she’s activated, each and every one of my enemies will be dealt with, swiftly and severely! Silver, Blaze, Sonic, Shadow…all of them! Including that traitor, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, should Metal Blaze or 4.0 fail to do so! Once those fools are out of the picture, I’ll be free to realize my ambitions! The world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEE!!!
Beedroid: *Whispers to the others* He’s really, REALLY crazy, don’t you think?
*The others nod in agreement*
Nega Robotnik: I heard that!
Beedroid: Heard what? I didn’t say anything!
Nega Robotnik: …Right. In any case, you’ve stated earlier that you were bored, correct?
Armordillo: The rest of us are in the same boat. Destroying robots in that simulator gets kinda old after a while, you know?
Mechadile: Yeah, especially aftah gettin’ the high score ‘n’ everything.
Nega Robotnik: I see. Well, I do have something else for you guys to do. This island’s guardian, Luna, has recently been informed about my…intentions, and as such, she ended up being lured to the side of my enemies’, and I have the strangest feeling that the same is going to occur with Oceana, Frostina, and the rest of the Parallel Goddesses. I need you to follow Luna, and keep an eye on her progress. When she and the others obtain the last Elemental Emerald, please let me know immediately.
Mechadile: Sure, Doc! Just leave it ta us!
Mechidna: By the way, exactly where is she, anyway?
Nega Robotnik: *Takes out his handheld computer, and accesses the emerald detector* Hmm… There are multiple energy readings on this radar that show exactly where the emeralds are located, but there’s one that seems to be much higher than the others… It must be the Celestial Emerald! According to my calculations, she isn’t very far from the shrine, and seems to be heading towards the Astral Ruins.
Mechidna: Okay, that’s just what we needed to know!
Mechadile: A’ight, boys! Let’s get goin’!
Nega Robotnik: Before you leave, I insist that you take this. *Tosses a communicator*
Mechadile: *Catches it*
Nega Robotnik: Remember, as soon as the final emerald is obtained, inform me about it immediately! Is that understood?
Nega Robotnik: I would send you over there with my dimensional camera, but unfortunately, I used up the last of its energy when I sent my Cyber Sonic squadrons to assist the PG Experiments. I’m going to have to recharge it again…
Mechidna: It’s no big deal. Come on, you guys. Let’s get going.
*They take off*
Elsewhere on Ringstar Island…
Knuckles: By the way, Luna, I just want to say…that I’m sorry if I hurt you back there. Sometimes, I just don’t know my own strength.
Luna: It’s no big deal, I’m okay. *Notices a speeding jolt of purple lightning up ahead* Hmm? I wonder… Is that…? Hey, Electra! Is that you?
Electra: *Comes to a screeching stop* Hey, Luna. How’s it going?
Luna: I’m doing okay. What about you?
Electra: I’m fine, other than a…minor setback. *Notices Knuckles* Has anyone ever told you that you’re really cute? *Winks*
Knuckles: I, well, I, uh… Thanks?
Rouge: …As a matter of fact, I have. *Glares at Electra*
Electra: (Oh, boy. Here we go again.) Geez, you’re the third person I’ve gotten that look from today! Relax, will you? It was just a compliment, that’s all. I already happen to have my eyes on someone.
Rouge: Is that so?
Electra: That’s right. There was this blue hedgehog I met over at Mushroom Valley, who was absolutely gorgeous. It was love at first sight for the both of us.
Silvra: …Are you sure about that?
Electra: I’m positive. Sure, he WAS playing hard to get, but I could tell he was totally into me.
Silvra: …Alright, if you say so.
Electra: Hmm? *Notices Silvra* Hey, wait a minute… Aren’t you PG-005? Did Dr. Nega find some way to activate you without the emeralds?Come to think of it, what happened to your color? I could have sworn you were gold at first…
Silvra: Actually, the reason why my color is different is because I’m not her. I’m Silvra, the fifth EG Experiment; the original, in other words.
Electra: Ah, right, I guess that explains it.
Luna: Speaking of the emeralds, would you happen to have one of them on you, by any chance?
Electra: Well… Sadly, I don’t…at least not anymore.
Luna: Wait, what do you mean? Are you…saying that you lost it!?
Electra: Well, yeah. You know those “invaders” that the doctor was going on about? Well, EG-003 was among them, and we had a race to determine which of us would get the Thunder Emerald and, well… I’m sure you could already guess how that turned out. Sorry about that. If only I were just a little faster, that emerald would have been in our hands for sure…
Luna: Hey, don’t worry about it. At least I know now that the emerald’s in good hands.
Electra: Oh, good. That’s a relief. Well, anyway, I’ve got somewhere I need to go. I’ll see you all later. *Speeds off*
Metal Sonic 4.0: *Flies over them*
Knuckles: *Notices* Hey, wait a minute! I recognize him! That was Metal Sonic 4.0, wasn’t it? The one who stole the blueprints to the Green Hedgehog Project the other night?
Wechnia: That was him, alright. What do you suppose he’s up to now?
Luna: From the looks of things, he’s heading over to the Astral Ruins. That’s where one of the Lunar Emeralds has landed, so he must be after it! Come on, we’ve gotta stop him!
*They dart off in that direction*
Silvra: *Stops and looks back after picking up something on her scanners* …
Cream: Is something the matter, Miss Silvra?
Silvra: I don’t know. For a second, it seemed as if we were being followed, but it was probably just a bird, or something. Anyway, let’s go after Four-Point Zero! *Follows the others*
Cream: *Does the same*
*The Mechaotix poke their heads from the bushes*
Beedroid: Whew… That was really, REALLY close! That silver lady with the red eyes almost saw us!
Mechadile: Yeah, it was most likely ‘cause she’s equipped with some kinda scanner, or somethin’.
Mechidna: Looks like we’re gonna have to be more careful from here on out, as to not get spotted.
Beedroid: Hee hee, “bee more careful”. *Snickers*
Beedroid: Sorry, I had to do it, I just had to.
Mechidna: Whatever. Anyway, let’s get going.
*They take off*
Meanwhile, at the Astral Ruins…
Woodra: I’ll make the Doctor proud…
Seedra: Ghhhh…! *Gets wrapped up*
Woodra: …As I send you flying above the clouds! *Tosses her high into the air*
Seedra: WHOA, WHOOOOOAAAAH!
Ray: Seedra! *Gets attacked by one of the Cyber Sonics and falls over* Uhhhhh!
Woodra: Why not keep your eye on the fight, rather than the flight?
Ray: Fine then! *Charges up a Spindash, and starts rolling into some of the Cyber Sonics*
Mighty: *Breaks a few of them with his bare hands, and Homing Attacks some of the others*
Tikal: *Uppercuts one of them*
Seconds later, Seedra, while falling down, extended vines from her back, used them to grab onto a tree branch, and swung around. After getting enough momentum, she released it, flipped into the air, and landed on her feet.
Woodra: Wow, neat! That was quite a feat!
Seedra: Uh, thanks. Now, are you ready to continue?
Woodra: Ready and steady! *Notices a green, telekinetic glow around the remaining Cyber Sonics* Eh? What the hey?
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Holds out the palm of his hands* Garbage models… Begone! *Tosses them into the wall with so much force that they break into pieces*
Ray: Huh? Three-Point Zero? When did you get here?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Just now, obviously.
Seedra: I’m surprised. I didn’t think you, of all people, would come to lend us a hand like that.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Don’t get the wrong impression. I was in the area, saw some Cyber Sonics, and destroyed them for my own satisfaction. Whether or not you get yourselves killed, I couldn’t care less. It’s of no consequence to me at all. In fact, I’d gladly welcome it. Now, if you would excuse me, I have more important matters to attend to, such as seeking and destroying the lowly likes of Metal Sonic Version 4.0! *Turns on his jet booster and flies off*
Woodra: Wow, what a prick! Is he always this much of a dick?
Seedra: Yeah, he is. -__-;;
Ray: Yep, that’s pretty normal for him.
*Metal Sonic 4.0 passes by shortly afterwards, followed by Knuckles and company*
Ray: Who was that green Metal Sonic?
Seedra: I’m gonna take a shot in the dark and say that’s Metal Sonic 4.0. If not, then I have no idea.
Woodra: You guessed it right, now are you ready to continue the fight?
Seedra: I’m ready when you are.
Woodra: *Takes out a handful of plant seeds, and starts flicking them towards Seedra with the speed and force of a bullet*
Seedra: Whoa! *Dodges and starts charging toward her*
Woodra: *Flicks some more in her direction*
Seedra: *Blocks them with her ring bracelets and keeps moving*
As Seedra continued plowing her way through the seeds that Woodra flicked at her, the former abruptly surrounded her fist with solar energy, and managed to land a punch, sending the Flora Goddess crashing into a tree.
Ray: Nice one!
Mighty: Yeah, nicely done!
Tikal: Keep up the good work!
Woodra: *Stands up again* I think it’s time I’ve made you cower…before MY solar power! *Surrounds both fists with solar energy*
Seedra: Give it your best shot!
*They both charge toward one another, throwing solar-powered punches*
*Seedra and Woodra are seen breathing hard from all the damage they’ve taken throughout the battle*
Woodra: You’re…quite good, EG-002. I expected nothing less from you.
Seedra: Same to you.
Woodra: *Starts charging up a beam at the palm of her hands*
Seedra: *Does the same*
Woodra: Now, it’s time for you to say goodbye, because I’m about to blow you sky high!
Wasting no time, the two Goddesses immediately fired at one another after they were finished charging their energy, finding themselves locked in a beam struggle in the process.
Mighty: Don’t give up, Seedra!
Ray: Yeah, you can do it!
Woodra: Again, I have no beef, but have a taste of my razor leaf! *Sends leaves in her direction with a telekinetic force*
Seedra: *Gets scraped across the arm* Ghhhh… *Does the same to her*
A few more minutes later…
Shortly afterwards, Seedra ended up summoning enough energy to overpower Woodra’s solar beam, effectively sending her crashing through the wall once again*
Ray: Ouch… Now that’s GOTTA hurt!
Seedra: *Walks over to Woodra* Are you okay? I didn't hurt you too bad, did I?
Woodra: I’m okay… It’s just that I wasn’t expecting the battle to end that way. *Gets up* Well, Seedra, you’ve beaten me fair and square, so I would be remiss if I didn’t give you this. *Holds out the Flora Emerald*
Seedra: Thanks. *Takes it*
Woodra: By the way, I have to say… Despite what Dr. Nega said, none of you guys seem so bad. Could it be that we’ve all been had?
Ray: I don’t know what he told you, exactly, but I would say yeah.
Mighty: What was it that he told you about us, anyway?
Woodra: He said that you came to cause devastation and ruin, but I could see now that it’s not what you were doin’…
Mighty: It figures. If anybody’s trying to “cause devastation and ruin” around here, then it’s him.
Woodra: What do you mean? Exactly what is it that you’ve seen…out of him?
Tikal: *Explains the events of the first Christmas Special*
Woodra: So, everything he told my sisters and I…was nothing but lies…?
Mighty: Pretty much.
Seedra: Well, we have to get going now. Are you sure you’re gonna be okay?
Woodra: Don’t worry, I’m fine… I’m not in that much of a bind.
Meanwhile, further into the Astral Ruins…
Knuckles: Stop it right there!
Metal Sonic 4.0: *Turns around*
Luna: We know exactly what it is that you’re after, and now that I know what Nega’s truly up to, I can’t let you anywhere near the Lunar Emeralds!
Metal Sonic 4.0: …
???: Leave this one to me.
*They turn around and find Metal Sonic 3.0*
Luna: Huh? There’s two of them? Or is that another one of those “Cyber Sonic” things?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Me, one of those weaklings? Please. Don’t insult me. I’m not one to be lumped with the lowly likes of them. *Walks pass the group, standing directly in front of Four-Point Zero* You’re Metal Sonic Version 4.0, I assume?
Metal Sonic 4.0: Yes, you assume correctly. You must be Metal Sonic Version 3.0, are you not?
Metal Sonic 3.0: That’s right. If you’re looking for a worthy adversary to face, then you’re looking in the wrong place if you’re entertaining the thought of THESE amateurs being even remotely challenging. *Points behind him*
*Knuckles and the others glare at him*
Luna: What was that!?
Knuckles: Why does everything you say make me wanna bash your face in!?
Silvra: Calm down. This idiot isn’t worth getting upset over.
Wechnia: Alright, answer me this, Three-Point Zero…
Metal Sonic 3.0: What is it?
Wechnia: Just about every one of us has actually defeated Metal Sonic in battle at some point…
Rouge: …Including Cream, just so you know.
Wechnia: When was the last time you’ve done it?
Metal Sonic 3.0: …
Wechnia: I rest my case.
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Groans in annoyance*
Silvra: Exactly. How about getting your facts straight before you go talking down on people?
Metal Sonic 4.0: HAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Metal Sonic 3.0: What’re you laughing at!?
Metal Sonic 4.0: Oh, the irony of it all… You’re constantly proclaiming yourself to be the strongest among Doctor Nega’s creations, and yet you‘re incapable of contending with an outdated model? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Pathetic!
Metal Sonic 3.0: Silence, fool! You haven’t the slightest idea of what you’re talking about! I’m far superior to the lowly likes of him! That piece of outdated trash just happened to get lucky! Nothing more, nothing less!
*Everyone else rolls their eyes*
Metal Sonic 4.0: You could make all the excuses you wish. That doesn’t change the fact that you’re a disgrace. That’s precisely why the Doctor has made newer, improved models to replace you, and I just-so-happen to be one of them.
Metal Sonic 3.0: You and Metal Blaze? Superior? Don’t make me laugh. I’ve already faced the latter in combat days ago, and I defeated her with ease. The only reason I bothered to spare her pathetic life was to use her as an example to you, along with the rest of the garbage that Nega’s attempted to replace me with. Speaking of which, I’ll take it you’ve seen her injuries? Well, there’s a similar fate that lies in store for you.
Metal Sonic 4.0: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! An amusing joke! As if I’d fall at the hands of a weakling who couldn’t even defeat an older model in battle!
Metal Sonic 3.0: You will pay for your mockery! I am Metal Sonic Version 3.0, the ultimate combat robot! I will show you and Nega that there are no improvements to be made to this design! I will make you both understand that I, alone, represent technological advancements at their pinnacle!!! *Turns on his jet booster and dashes toward him*
Metal Sonic 4.0: Yes, that’s right! Come and meet your destruction! Before then, I think I’ll take my time and toy with you a little!
So far, two of the Lunar/Elemental Emeralds have been obtained, but there are still five more to go. Will the heroes be able to successfully collect them all, and prevent PG-005/Goldra from reaching completion? What about the battle between Metal Sonic 3.0 and 4.0? Which of the two machines will come out the victor? Find out as the saga continues next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
To “bee” continued…